Sleep Hygiene for Kids: Encouraging Healthy Habits

Children need sleep. This is an immutable fact that's been discovered by many parents and one that Park (2009) stresses must be applied. In order to obtain the necessary amount of sleep to function, a child must be taught to acclimate to a set bedtime, and a set time to wake up in the morning. [...]

Talking to Teens About Texting While Driving

With each new generation of kids there are always new challenges to be faced. Despite the fact that the first text message was supposedly sent in 1992, it would not become a preferred method of communication until a decade later. Even in the early 2000s texting was still in its infancy, though its popularity began [...]

Internet health information can reduce parents’ trust in doctors’ diagnoses

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics   Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child's doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.   The study abstract, "Paging Dr. Google: The Effects of Online Health Information on Parental Trust in Pediatrician' Medical [...]

Healthy Eating: A delicious way to keep your family healthy!

I posted a carrot-based juice recipe this past Sunday and got some great responses to it.  This makes me really happy.  It means that I'm not wasting my time blogging.  Also, it means that I'm helping other families with their healthy eating!  This is really important to me; healthy eating is a lifestyle, rather than just [...]

Educating Children About Alcoholism

Families have different issues and unique beliefs. It is up to parents to give their children a set of values at home. Children who do not get this from home often end up going with the first group in society that adopts them. It is much better for us to help our children form this [...]

Keeping Up With Dental Health While Pregnant

Pregnancy is a period when every woman and the people close to her are happy, nervous, anxious and impatiently waiting for the newest addition to the family. It is one of the most important times in a woman’s life when she is supposed to be as healthy as she can be, in every possible way. [...]

How to talk to kids/teens about health care reform

Being insured means a great deal to many families. The coverage afforded by healthcare is vital to the health of any family, and is greatly missed when it is not available or has otherwise gone unused. Despite the fact that kids and teens don't know a great deal about healthcare reform, it is still noticed [...]

My advice to parents of bedwetters

As a child care provider I have dealt with a few situations involving little bedwetters, and if there is one piece of bedwetting advice I cannot share enough, it is that punishing your child for bedwetting is NOT the way to handle the situation! There can be many different causes for bedwetting, ranging from stress [...]

Trimming the Grocery Budget

Anyone with children can identify with the painful experience of grocery shopping. Kids grow quickly, eat everything in sight and it can be hard to keep the pantry and fridge stocked without breaking the bank! Use these tips to help keep your financial grocery goals in line.   Scour for deals This can be done [...]

How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting a Divorce

Divorce is hard on everyone involved, and you need to be careful in the way that you address it when it comes to your children. You need to be careful in the way that you tell your children that your marriage has trouble and that it is going to be ending. As you are talking [...]